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The Research Council understands that, due to the coronavirus situation, it may be difficult to establish satisfactory consortiums and/or obtain letters of intent regarding cash financing from project partners this summer. We will therefore process the grant application even if the project has a lower level of cash financing in the start-up year than is stipulated in the requirements. The deviation must be clearly described, and a plan must be drawn up for meeting the requirements of the call relating to collaboration and funding for the rest of the project period. When reviewing grant applications, the degree of binding commitment and risk associated with project start-up and execution will be assessed. As previously, this will have an impact on the mark assigned to the grant application and the funding decision taken by the portfolio boards.


Collaborative and Knowledge-building Projects are to develop new knowledge and generate research competence needed by society or the business sector to address important societal challenges. The projects are to encourage and support collaboration between research organisations and stakeholders from outside the research sector that represent societal and/or industry needs for knowledge and research competence.

Important dates

30 Jun 2020

Date call is made active

02 Sep 2020

Application submission deadline

01 Jan 2021

Earliest permitted project start

01 Jun 2021

Latest permitted project start

31 May 2026

Latest permitted project completion

Important dates

About the results of the application assessment process

Total amount sought
NOK 900 000 000
Amount awarded
NOK 312 000 000
Total number of applications
Number of approved applications

Approved applications